2016 BMW M235

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$44,150

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2016 BMW M235
2016 BMW M235

Key specs

Base trim shown

Overview

The good:

  • None of the prior 1 Series' awkward lines
  • Snug cabin still accommodates taller people
  • Excellent handling and balance
  • Decent trunk room

The bad:

  • Expensive
  • Lack of expected standard features
  • Small dashboard screen (non-navigation models)

2 trims

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Notable features

  • Offered in 228i or M235i form, both with turbo engines
  • Rear- or all-wheel drive
  • Coupe or convertible

2016 BMW M235 review: Our expert's take

Vehicle Overview

The BMW 2 Series is the company’s entry-level car. It is a sporty two-door coupe or convertible with seating for four. It’s available in two models: 228i and M235i. The 228i has a 240-horsepower, turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine while the M235i is motivated by a 320-hp, turbocharged 3.0-liter inline-six-cylinder. Competitors include the Audi A5 and Mercedes-Benz C-Class coupe.
New for 2016
Sport Line content and an anti-theft alarm system are now standard on all 2 Series convertible models. Sport Line features include sport seats, a sport version of BMW’s signature kidney grille, high-gloss black accents and a sport instrument cluster. A new Luxury Package is available for the convertible that features more chrome exterior trim.
Significant Standard Features

  • Fog lights
  • Dual-zone automatic climate control
  • Bluetooth streaming audio
  • iDrive multimedia system with 6.5-inch screen
  • Required in every new car: front airbags, antilock brakes and an electronic stability system

Significant Available Features

  • Auto-dimming rearview mirror
  • Leather upholstery
  • Heated front seats and steering wheel
  • Lane departure warning
  • Navigation system
  • Harmon Kardon audio system
  • Self-parking system
  • Front and rear parking sensors
  • Power moonroof

Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.7
  • Interior design 4.6
  • Performance 5.0
  • Value for the money 4.5
  • Exterior styling 4.7
  • Reliability 4.8

Most recent consumer reviews

4.7

Business Luxury Sports coupè Vibes

The M235i makes me feel like a very fast businessman Simple and contemporary design inside but bold sharpe lines in the exterior all that with 320+ horses the ablility to take corners at speed with full boost being available around 1800 rpm and you have yourself with a car that bmw should be very content with placing on their line up.

5.0

Love this car

This car is fun to drive. The trunk fits two sets of golf clubs and has a nice amount of room. It has a great feel and didn’t break the bank. It is a dream come true. I love my car.

4.7

One of BMW's best driver's cars.

Most of the performance of the BMW M2 with a more comfortable ride. Excellent handling and acceleration that makes this car very fun to drive. As close to the experience of an old-school 80's and 90's BMW as you can buy currently.

See all 23 consumer reviews

Warranty

New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by BMW
Certified Pre-Owned program benefits
Maximum age/mileage
Certified Pre-Owned Elite with less than 15,000 miles; Certified Pre-Owned with less than 60,000 miles
Basic warranty terms
1 year/unlimited miles from expiration of 4-year/50,000-mile new car warranty
Powertrain
N/A
Dealer certification required
196-point inspection
Roadside assistance
Yes
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